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  • Author's note:

    Displayed in a glass vitrine in the foyer of Parliament House, Sydney, NSW.

    “If she be permitted to vote and to send someone else to Parliament the natural corollary to that is that she must be permitted to come here herself.
    Today there is a disinclination on the part of many girls to marry, because of the mediocrity of the type of men on offering. That being so, we have the right to create new avenues of employment as far as possible, and the occupancy of a seat in Parliament or upon the bench surely should not be excluded from a woman. Will any Hon. member suggest that a woman could not do as well in our courts as some of the men who are presiding there?”

    Hansard, 2nd Reading Speech, Women’s Legal Status Act
    Mr John Storey MP, Member for Balmain, Leader of the Opposition,
    25 November, 1918

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    y separately published work icon Not Very Quiet Performing Gender no. 4 March 2019 15853669 2019 periodical issue

    'Welcome to Not Very Quiet Issue 4, Performing Gender. It has been exhilarating to read the 202 submissions to this issue (around 400 poems) from Australia and many other countries.

    'This issue is dedicated to Judith Butler whose philosophy and theorising about the complexity of gender performance was our inspiration for this collection of poetry.' (Sandra RenewOn Performing Gender : Introduction)

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